In order to adapt to the Pentagons recent adjustment of its hypothetical enemy targets to traditional rivals such as Russia and China, various US military services have proposed plans to expand their forces. But the embarrassment is that these expansion plans have been found to be far from meeting their needs. Following the US Navy needs 400 warships to deal with China and Russia, the U.S. National Interest website said 29, the U.S. Air Force is preparing to purchase 100 new generation stealth bomber B-21 program is also difficult to meet demand, but the huge amount of money required has exceeded the U.S. militarys capacity.
According to the US Air Force Secretarys first rendering of the art, the aircraft is still painted in full black, selected high-quality materials, modeled as a W-shaped Delta wing, so that it is difficult to detect by radar.
The shape is similar to the B-2 stealth bomber used by the US Army.
US Army active stealth bomber B-2.
US bombers for aerial refueling.
The new bomber will replace the B-52 bomber for more than half a century in service.
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A variety of stealth bombers structure schematic diagram.
The U.S. media are also discussing whether the U.S. needs Northrops B-21, after all the U.S. Air Force still has 20 B-2 long-range strategic bombers.
Early Northrop developed the YF-23 verifier and the Loma company to develop YF-22 verification aircraft formation flying.